Read these central ideas from “Homer: The Poet for All Ages.”
The Iliad and the Odyssey were first told to the Greeks thousands of years ago.
The Iliad and the Odyssey remain popular today.
Which details from “Homer: The Poet for All Ages” best support these two central ideas about the Iliad and the Odyssey?
Select the two correct answers.
“One legend says that long ago in Greece, a blind poet, Homer, wandered from city to city and earned his living by reciting poems, including the Iliad and the Odyssey, two great epics.”
“They tell of a past so distant that it is scarcely known except through their verses, and of gods who have long since ceased to be worshiped.”
“Whatever the source of the poems, however, they must have been recited for a good many years before they were finally written down.”
“Yet these epics are as fresh and alive today as when they were first chanted to the youths and maidens of that forgotten Grecian city.”